Heather Mahler

Heather is a wife, mom and yoga teacher...but what she really does is nurture wounded souls and bring people back to their bodies. Whether it's privately, or in a group setting, she will encourage you to slow down,connect to your breath, and learn to listen to yourself first.
 
Heather has been a lover of movement since she began ballet classes at the age of 3, dancing as a member of the Toledo Ballet Company from the ages of 15-23. 
She turned to yoga in 1998 to support her chronically ill/ special needs son and has felt a strong and ever present calling to deepen her yoga studies since his passing in 2003. Heather feels specifically aligned with the healing aspects that yoga has to offer everyone, as well as the symmetry between yoga and dance.
 
Heather, RYT 200, Reiki Master and Practitioner, is a 2012 graduate of Still Waters Yoga Teacher Training and is a member in good standing of the Yoga Alliance.


Heather Mahler instructs the following:
  • Level 1-2: Yin and Restore Yoga
  • In this class "We don't use our body to get into a pose, we use the pose to get into our body."
    You will begin the class with connection to breath, mind and body, releasing the stresses of the day. From there you will move into long holds of poses (Yin) specifically designed to, over time, change the state of fascia, connective tissue, ligaments and regain space and strength in the joints. Each class will end with a calming, supported restorative pose as savasana.
    This class is a floor based, slow, contemplative practice that is suitable for all levels of yoga experience; variation options offered.
     
    Benefits of this class may include:
    • learning to surrender and soften to what feels unchangeable;
    • bringing a calm, steadiness to body and mind;
    • shifting your perspective;
    • acceptance for where you're at in this present moment;
    • developing a nurturing love for yourself;
    Yin=yielding, allowing, nourishing.

    "When I soften, open, accept, and receive, the flow of energy is immediate. Nothing more is needed to awaken completely than the intimate experience of now." ~Danna Faulds

    New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to

    http://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.

     


  • Level 1-2: Gentle Strength Core Yoga
  • Level 1-2: Gentle Strength Core YogaRegardless of age, strength, or flexibility, this class invites your body to respond to challenges on its own terms. Gently build strength and tone in your core and supporting muscles, through the use of props, including the CHAIR.New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to: http://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.

  • Thanksgiving Day Yin Yoga
  • YES there is yoga on Thanksgiving morning!! Join Heather and begin your day with some introspective Yin Yoga. Reflect on all you that you hold gratitude for in your heart, and return home to celebrate and share that gratitude with your family and friends. 
     
    Use your regular unlimited and class packages to register. Have an out of town guest? Purchase half off ($9/reg $18) walk in from Heather!! We must have at least 5 paid students registered by 5pm on Wednesday, the 21st or class will be cancelled. 

    New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to:
    Form to access our Health History Form. You can complete your form online or bring it with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.
     

  • Level 1-2: Stretch, Strengthen, and Heal Yoga
  • Centered around a heart connecting theme, this alignment focused class provides you the space to heal your body inside and out.
    Combining yoga therapeutics, traditional yoga poses, breathing and meditation, each class will focus on a specific area of the body.
    As everybody, and every body is different, meet yourself where you're at for the day by using props (such as a strap, blocks and bolster) to help you strengthen, and increase your flexibility.
    This class is suitable for all levels of yoga experience.

    "Yoga helps people tap into reserves of inner strength to find new hope, resilience, and happiness."     ~Amy Weintraub

    New to Still Waters Yoga? Go to

    http://www.stillwatersyoga.com/NewtoSWY/HealthHistoryForm to access our Health History Form. Please bring your completed form with you to your first class. NOTE conditions that require PHYSICIANS RELEASE FORM and request from your physician and bring to class with you.